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  • Partition key battleground in India-Pakistan textbook wars

    His history textbook tells him so...

    Official unwillingness to confront the bitter legacy of Partition is hindering any hope of reconciliation between the two countriesAugust marks 70 years since the subcontinent was divided into two independent states — Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan — and millions were uprooted in one of the largest mass migrations in history...

  • Publisher apologises for ‘offensive’ content in sociology textbook

    ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The government of Punjab has ordered an inquiry into the publication of offensive content in a sociology textbook, even after the publisher tendered a public apology on Sunday...

    The book in question, ‘Sociology of Pakistan’, written by Abdul Hameed Taga and Abdul Aziz Taga, generated quite a controversy after excerpts from a chapter on the Baloch people were circulated on social media...

  • Pleas against textbook board admitted

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has admitted for regular hearing two petitions blaming the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board for rule violation in a tender floated for the purchase of 500 metric tons offset printing paper and 8,000 metric tons offset printing paper for academic session 2016-2017...

    It says various provisions have been added in the bidding documents, which would disentitle the petitioner and four other papers mills of...

  • Describing Baloch as ‘uncivilised’ in textbook irks Senators

    Mr Rabbani said that only one paragraph had been devoted to the dismemberment of Pakistan but there was no mention of the struggle for democracy in the syllabus...

    Azam Swati of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) raised the issue of large-scale postings and transfers in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and wondered how 2018 general elections would be conducted in a free and fair manner if such controversial decisions were...

  • Punjab CM goes for judicial probe into textbook blunder

    LAHORE: Printing of wrong map in a textbook has irritated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif so much that he has decided to get the issue probed by a judicial commission to fix those responsible for it...

    The blunder was pointed out only by one of the authors, who wrote a letter to the Curriculum and Textbook Board in the first week of June...

  • Action over ‘offensive’ textbook content urged

    ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of objectionable contents against the Baloch people in a college textbook, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has urged the chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh to take action against elements responsible for the offence...

    Mr Rabbani discussed the matter with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif related to “offensive” remarks about the Baloch people in the textbook being taught in colleges of his province and asked...

  • Footprints: Textbook blunders

    The customer was looking for a copy of the Class VIII geography book published by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB)...

    Then, adopting a politer tone, he said: “What’s the use of buying that book now? The government is already retrieving it [from the market and the schools], no?”The printing of Pakistan’s map showing Punjab’s Seraiki belt and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hazara region as two separate provinces on the back cover...

  • ‘Ugly’ girls need dowry to marry: BJP textbook

    NEW DELHI: “If a girl is ugly and handicapped, then it becomes difficult for her to get married,” says a textbook for class XII students prescribed by the Maharashtra board, Indian news portal The Wire reported on Friday...

    The sociology textbook prescribed by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education for class XII students lists ‘ugliness’ as a cause of dowry...

  • Incorrect translation of holy verse in textbook angers PHC

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday expressed anguish over mistranslation of a verse of the Holy Quran in textbook of Islamiat and summoned the federal secretary education for explaining his position...

    The bench of Justice Qaiser Rasheed and Justice Abdul Shakoor Khan observed that the translation given in the textbook for 9th and 10th grade was tantamount to tarnishing Islamic history and appeared to be part of any...

  • STB pledges to fix textbook ‘mistake’ after MQM-P protest

    KARACHI: Just days after the protest by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and warning from the opposition party in Sindh of protest, the Sindh Textbook Board (STB) on Monday admitted “the mistake on its part” while designing Grade VII book of social studies which called the migrants from East Pakistan after it became Bangladesh “escapees”, not Pakistanis, and pledged that it would be fixed in the next edition...

    The STB’s...

  • SHC warns of action against chief secretary if textbook board chief not appointed in a fortnight

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday warned the chief secretary and others of stern action if the appointment of the chairman of the Sindh Textbook Board (STB) was not made within 15 days...

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Khawaja Izharul Hasan and others had filed a petition against the issuance of domiciles and PRCs to the people not residing in Karachi and sought formulation of a policy with regard to the issuance of...

  • Staff of Pak-Turk schools told to leave Pakistan by 20th

    ISLAMABAD: Ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan, the interior ministry has asked the Turkish staff of Pak-Turk schools and colleges to leave the country by Nov 20...

    In August, Pakistan had promised Turkey’s visiting Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavusoglu that it would look into affairs of the chain Ankara wanted to be closed for its alleged links with US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen...

  • Serena Williams wins 20th Grand Slam in Paris

    PARIS: Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros on Saturday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set to defeat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2...

    “It's special for me because I don't play well all the time here (in Paris), but I am so pleased to win my 20th Grand Slam here...

  • Majestic Serena pockets 20th Grand Slam title

    PARIS: Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open crown at Roland Garros here on Saturday, clawing her way back from a break down in the last set to defeat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2...

    “It’s special for me because I don’t play well all the time here [in Paris], but I am so pleased to win my 20th Grand Slam here...

  • Chinese president to arrive on 20th

    ISLAMABAD: Chinese President Xi Jinping is arriving in Pakistan on Monday on a two-day visit which is expected to further stren­gthen economic and strategic relationship between the two countries...

    “The Chinese president will visit Pakistan on 20-21 April 2015,” Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said at the weekly media briefing while confirming the dates of the long-awaited trip...

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